Good Quality Sleep?

@hanasays (212)
United States
November 30, 2008 7:42pm CST
I sometimes have trouble falling asleep, but that isn't actually what this discussion is about. It's about the actual quality of the sleep. Whenever I sleep, I dream a lot, sometimes 2-3 dreams a night, and it means that I wake up tired. When I don't dream, I'm fine after 6 hours of sleep, but if I have a lot of dreams, I can sleep 10 hours and still feel tired! This isn't anything new, it's been this way for a long time. I have a dream journal spanning several years that is around 150 entries long, many of the entries containing multiple dreams. When I look through it, it looks like there's a lot running through my mind when I'm asleep - no wonder I'm tired! Do you dream a lot? When you do, does it leave you tired? Is there something you do to deal with it? For those lucky people who sleep soundly, what sorts of things do you do to calm yourself down before you go to sleep and get good quality sleep? Any suggestions for ways to ensure I sleep a little more soundly at night?
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
1 Dec 08
Heyya hana..I dream alot too. I often feel unrested and I went to a sleep center once.They told me there that I should sleep with no distractions(tv,radio,etc)That I should routinely go to bed at the same time.That I should think of things that relax me when I get in bed and not the dealings of the day or the things that worry me(this is not often easy to do)If you have a partner that sleeps with you you should ask them what you do in your sleep(toss,turn,talk,snore)because you may be a victem of sleep apnea.It's pretty common these days.
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@Purtle (274)
• United States
1 Dec 08
I do not tend to dream a lot. Well, actually I'm pretty sure it has been proven that everyone dreams. However, many people like myself forget all the dreams, or dream that they had during the night. This happens to me pretty much every day. there is always a lot running through my mind when I go to sleep/trying to fall asleep, which is why it always takes me a long time to do so.